The HTC Foundation’s (HTCf) second Innovation Programme was launched last month with a ‘Surgical Hack Event’, attended by students from across the University of Leeds and guest speakers from the HTC and from the University’s Surgery and Engineering departments.
Over 140 people came to Leeds on November 8 to take part in our 4th and largest Annual Meeting to date, focusing on technologies driving precision medicine.
Over 300 delegates from 33 countries attended the World Extreme Medicine Conference in Edinburgh, where the HTC led a session on biomedical innovations.
Interim results from a trial of a new laser technology to diagnose pre-cancerous polyps in the colon indicate the technology works best when used in combination with another specialist endoscopy technique.
Biosensing technology to diagnose acute kidney injury in real time will be showcased on behalf of the HTC at the World Extreme Medicine Conference next month.
A new project to develop a non-invasive diagnostic test for appendicitis in children is being developed with support from the HTC.
A technique used to identify risk of recurrence in breast cancer is to be adapted for use with rectal cancer, to help avoid unnecessary major surgery.
Academics and researchers working in close collaboration with medical technology industry partners can apply for up to £100,000 FEC from the Medical Technologies IKC.
A project to develop a revolutionary new bowel cancer surgery tool that will enable surgeons to carry out operations with far greater precision than ever before has received £628,000 in funding.
The use of regenerative cell therapy to improve wound healing following gastrointestinal surgery is to be investigated as part of a new research project that will be managed and overseen by the HTC.